And so here it is December 6th. Only a few days into the month, not even a week, and it seems like there is no time left. I am hosting two holiday breakfasts at the house. There is a craft show I have made things for. Friends from Modesto, CA. are arriving in Cabo San Lucas on the Norwegian Star and we are going down there to meet their ship.
Other friends are coming up from Todos Santos for an overnight. And we are going there to watch whales from their terrace.
We are staying in La Paz this year. And none of our family is coming down for Christmas either.
No wild trips through LAX. No being bullied by TSA agents. No screaming kids. No crowds. I won’t miss all of that.
But I will miss being with my kids. I’ll miss helping Miss Meliss prepare her house for Santa, decorating the tree, setting the table, shopping, shopping. I love shopping.
Gift wrapping and filling stockings. Eating out, playing Scrabble, watching movies in our jammies while we eat goodies. Those are things I won’t do this year.
There will be no visit to our two grandsons in Thousand Oaks this year.
I am trying to keep busy and not be lonely.
And I finished putting up my tree a few days ago. It is gorgeous. Filled with shiny glass ornaments form days gone by, and some days not so distant.
So here is a photo of my tree. And in the next few days I’ll share some of my favorite ornaments, tell their story, and relate what else is happening here at the beach during Christmas.